State Mandated Academic Learning Compacts (SMALCs)
The State Board of Governors has directed each university to develop Academic Learning Compacts for each baccalaureate degree program. A State University System Academic Learning Compact (SMALC) is comprised of the identification, for each academic Bachelor's program, of what it is that students will have learned by the end of the program, and how that learning will be measured above and beyond course grades. A Compact must include the core learning expectations in the areas of Communication, Critical Thinking Skills and Content/Discipline knowledge and skills. It also must identify the corresponding assessments used to determine how well student learning matches those articulated expectations.
Successful performance on the State Mandated Academic Learning Compacts for your degree is a requirement for graduation. Information on these may be obtained from the academic departments.
The compact is a list of core learning expectations. The expectations are in the table below. The types of items are listed to the right. The last three items in the table are associated with expectations in Liberal Studies. The assessment used to measure the expectations are listed separately in another table below.To view the Learning Compact for a specific degree program, select the program name from the pull-down menu and then click on "View Learning Compact."